Product Profiles: Facilities

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Indianapolis Int'l Air-port's New Terminal will include a biohazard containment room. Public health workers will be able to isolate international travelers suspected of carrying contagious diseases via an 800-square-foot airborne infection isolation room that would be near federal customs and immigration. The new glass-enclosed midfield terminal is the centerpiece of a $1 billion airport overhaul and is expected to be completed in 2008. The airport does not currently have a biohazard room.

A Premier Business and Corporate Aviation Center with 20 hangar and office units is to be constructed at the Minden-Tahoe Airport (MEV) near Lake Tahoe NV for the Alpine Shankle Company. This western-U.S. market-centric facility is targeted at corporate and business aircraft operators, FBOs, and service providers;

SheltAir Aviation Services announces that its temporary facility at Jacksonville International Airport is open effective January 3, 2005. The services at the temporary facility will include complete fixed base operation services. Ed Zwirn, company COO states "we are extremely excited for the opportunity to bring competition to this marketplace. We anticipate operating out of the temporary facility for approximately four months until the 32,000-sq.ft. newly developed executive terminal is complete."

Ranger Jet Center suffers hurricane damage. With winds clocked from the control tower at 117 knots, Hurricane Charley destroyed two Ranger Jet Center hangars at Kissimmee Gateway Airport. Rebuilding is underway.

Enterprise Jet Center says it has broken ground on a new $7.5 million FBO at Houston Hobby, providing almost 300,000 square feet on 16 acres. The facility will open in the spring of 2005. The showpiece of the new facility is a 9,750-square-foot canopy deep enough for Gulfstream V or Global Express aircraft. It also is designed to handle the fuselage and wingspan of a 737 up to the tail, according to the company. Dwarfing the canopy will be an 85,000-square-foot clear-span hangar built to 96-knot wind load specifications. Two hangar doors will handle aircraft with a tail clearance up to Global Express. Connected to the canopy will be a 28,500-sq.ft. terminal office building featuring a two-story atrium lobby with airport views. Completing the center will be a 175,000-sq.ft. clear access ramp stressed to handle 737 aircraft. A separate area will be stressed to handle 757 aircraft. Enterprise's current 54,000-square-foot facility will become a dedicated maintenance shop. Plans are underway to become a certified FAA Repair Station Facility in 2005.

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